What To Expect from Today's Nintendo Direct

Super Mario Odyssey reveals new story, location, and mode details, Switch bundle

You can always count on Nintendo to do things differently, and if you're willing to suspend your beliefs about what conveniences you're entitled to, jumping into Nintendo's wacky world with its wacky is actually pretty fun.

Speaking of delayed Switch features, we're still waiting for Nintendo's promised access to classic NES and SNES games on the Switch.

When is the next Nintendo Direct? And, from what Nintendo has said on their website, the focus is mainly going to be on upcoming releases for the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS. Through the holidays, the only games on the company's official release schedule are Metroid: Samus Returns (which we've reviewed!), Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Super Mario Odyssey, Fire Emblem Warriors, YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

There's still a lot that could be improved with the Nintendo Switch Online, both the service and the app, but it's good to know that Nintendo are listening at least.

We'll update this piece with more information and the Nintendo Direct stream when it airs at 11pm on 13 September.

Indie developers of the game "Wonder Boy" note that their game has sold more copies on the Switch than on all other platforms combined.

While I can't say that I wholly disagree with the dissenters, I have to give Nintendo props for being true to its Blue Ocean approach.

Nintendo started its successful Nintendo Direct format back in October 2011 in North America and Japan before expanding across the globe shortly after.

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